Native American tribe from California begins Internet gambling in New Jersey
November 21, 2014
The Pala Band of Mission Indians, one of California’s Native American tribes from San Diego County, has became the first Native American tribe to offer online gambling services in the state of New Jersey. The tribe launched last Wednesday the first real-money gambling site from a Native American casino resort, creating the PalaCasino online casino at the .com domain. The Native American tribe has been the first land-based casino games operator to start offering online gambling services from New Jersey on Wednesday. The Pala Band of Mission Indians had to make partners with NJ’s land-based casino games operator Atlantic City's Borgata, as New Jersey gambling legislator requires.
The company is only waiting for approval from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, although everything seems to be perfectly fine for the online casino to open its virtual doors this coming Monday at PalaCasino.com. The online casino from the Pala Band of Mission Indians will be offering to players more than 90 titles as well as daily free spins on slot games.
Jeremy Clemons, Chief Marketing Officer of Pala Interactive, said: "Our launch in New Jersey is a huge step for the company, and we want to make sure we're rolling out one of the best, most user-friendly casino experience on the market. We value the input we'll receive from our beta testers and look forward to getting our beta launch test program running."
The Native American tribe is running the land-based Pala Casino and Spa in the north of San Diego County, California, an area of the United States that has granted several civil rights, as well as federally recognized properties, to a large number of Native American tribes. The Pala is now trying to get to the online market, as California does not seem to be in a hurry to legalize online gambling activities; the Pala is not the only one that is trying to do so. For the moment, Atlantic City’s Borgata will be sharing its online gambling license with the Pala to offer online betting services within New Jersey’s borders. The Pala has also announced its intentions to launch an online poker room during the beginning of 2015.